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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report

Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.

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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Jan 13, 2020 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Which Of The 2020 Candidates Is A Friend Of The Workers? with Shaun Richman, Program Dir. of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College. .  Wage growth is weak for a tight labor market—and the pace of wage growth is uneven across race and gender.  .  Wage growth is being held back by political decisions and the Trump administration is on the wrong side of key debates. .  Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by...
Topics: Presidential Candidates, labor issues, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg
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Dec 15, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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ReVisioning American History: an intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx and Peoples’ civil rights with Paul Ortiz, professor of history and director of the Oral History Program at the University of Florida.  He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 and An African American and Latinx History of the United States               An...
Topics: Paul Ortiz, black lives matter, Latinx
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Dec 13, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** How Propaganda Manufactures Consent  - A Forum Presented by the Big Apple Coffee Party with Max Blumenthal, award-winning author and journalist and founder of the independent news website, The Greyzone and Margaret Kimberley,...
Topics: propaganda, Max Blumenthal, Aaron Mate. Margaret Kimberley
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Nov 11, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ******************************************  "What's Going On"  Marvin Gaye!   On Building Bridges first broadcast day back we took to the streets again and bring you more of the live sounds of people in motion, this time as we covered the Veteran’s Day...
Topics: Veterans Day NYC, Veterans Day NYC Trump, Veterams
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Nov 1, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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It’s A Matter of Life & Death: Environmental Racism & Its Assault On The American Mind with Harriet A. Washington, has been a research fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law.  She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H.  Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University.  She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious...
Topics: environmental racism, Harriet Washington
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Oct 7, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Analyzing Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Plan with  Shaun Richman is an In These Times   contributing writer and the Program Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College. Senator Bernie Sanders has announced his Workplace Democracy Plan to build worker power on the job by protecting unionizing and strikes by workers. In many ways it goes back to the intent of New Deal Legislation which have been seriously weakened over the years by right...
Topics: Bernie Sanders unions, Bernie Sanders Work Place Democracy Plan, Shaun Richman Bernie Sanders
It’s A Matter of Life & Death: Environmental Racism & Its Assault On The American Mind with Harriet A. Washington, has been a research fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law.  She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H.  Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University.  She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious...
Topics: Harriet Washington, environmental racism
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Oct 1, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                       ******************************************   The Making of a Democratic Economy  with Ted Howard, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and Marjorie Kelly, author of The Divine Right of Capital, and Owning our Future have teamed up to co-author The Making of a...
Topics: Democracy Collaborative, worker cooperatives, cooperatives, workplace democracy
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Sep 30, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Striking Auto Workers Need and Deserve to Win Big! with JR Baker, President of Power Train Engine UAW Local 774 in Tonawanda, NY and Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter and founder of Payday Report and Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California Anyone who understands the need for the United States to reduce its stratospheric levels of economic inequality and to give its workers a boost into the middle class has to be...
Topics: GM strike, UAW GM strike, auto workers strike GM
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Sep 23, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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The New York Youth Strike for Climate Justice   Four million protesters around the globe, led by youth, declared the time has come for action on climate change. Two hundred and fifty thousand marched and rallied in New York and we’re Building Bridges to those exuberant youth activists who led the way, and we all—young and old and everywhere in between—followed. We’re building bridges and fighting alongside the student leaders of the US Youth Climate Strike, the organizers of the...
Topics: global warming, climate change, Greta Thunberg, climate strike
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Sep 16, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken nash
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We Don’t Have a Working Democracy. So What Happened and How Do We Fix It:  Hey Whose Really Been Stealing the Votes? with Greg Palast, America’s wittiest (and wickedest) muckraker. An award-winning Guardian investigative journalist, he is causing crooked election officials all over the country to shiver in their shoes as they wait for a knock on their door from the FBI – thanks to his explosive exposes.  Palast, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot...
Topics: Greg Palast, vote theft, U.S. elections voter suppression, Stacey Abrams
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Update on I mmigrant Workers Terrorized in Mississippi ICE Workplace Raids   with Marely Lopez, daughter of an immigrant worker family victimized by the Mississippi ICE raids who talks about the impact of this assault on herself, her family and her community now and in the future. and Bill Chandler, Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, and Luis Espinoza, Central Mississippi Community Organizer Media throughout the country reported that while Trump was forcing...
Topics: mississippi workplace raids, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, immigration, ICE raids
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Sep 2, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Putting the Movement Back into the Union Movement with Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants who denounced Trump’s government shutdown for endangering airline security and forcing workers to labor...
Topics: Sara Nelson Association of Flight Attendants, Judy Sheridan Gonzalez NYS Nurses Association, Bianca...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** All about ‘Medicare for All’ and Can it Provide Universal Access to Health Care! with Donald E. Moore, MD, is a primary care physician and is on the Board of Directors of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National...
Topics: Medicare for All, Senator Bernie Sanders, Physicians for a National Health Plan, New York State...
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Aug 22, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa Trump and Netanyahu Form Unholy Alliance to Silence Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaibs Support of the Nonviolent Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement in Support of Palestinian People! with Ali Albunimah, Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine In a moving press conference, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar stood defiantly against the Israeli governments attempts to repress and silence them. They used...
Topics: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Representative Ilhan Omar, Ali Albunimah The Electronic Intifada,...
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Aug 15, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Immigrant Workers Terrorized in Mississippi Raids By Trump’s ICE While He Grandstands in El Paso After “Triggering” White Nationalist Massacre! with Bill Chandler, Executive Director, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance...
Topics: mississippi ICE raids, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, ICE workplace raids Mississippi
Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** “Ona Move” - we welcome home Janet Africa & Janine Africa, after 41 years, and won’t rest until all our political prisoners are free at last! with .  sheros Janet Africa & Janine Africa, finally returned to the...
Topics: Thr MOVE 7, Janet and Janine Africa, Mumia Abu Jamal
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Jul 19, 2019 ken nash and mimi rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Labor is Raising the Roof in Nashville with Chris Brooks, Staff Writer and Organizer with Labor Notes magazine and Odessa Kelly, Nashville Organized for Action and Hope and Co-Chair of Stand Up Nashville and Anne...
Topics: Nashville unions, Standup Nashville, Chris Brooks Labor Notes, Wayfair workers strike for immigrants
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Finally N.Y. State’s Farmworkers Prevail Over State’s Harvest of Shame  with Jessica Ramos, N . Y . S Senator ,  Chair of Labor Committee and Jose Chapa ,  Justice for Farmworkers Legislative Campaign Coordinator, Rural...
Topics: nys farmworkers unions, Jessica Ramos NYS Senate, Jose Chapa Justice for Farmworkers, Farmworker...
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Jul 1, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ******************************************   Saudi Arabia and Jared Kushner: Armaments and Conflict in the Middle East  with Mohamad Bazzi, journalism professor at New York University, a former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday and a former Council on Foreign Relations...
Topics: U.S. and Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Mohamad Bazzi Yemen and Iran
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Jun 24, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Centerfold of Trump’s Reelection Campaign is About Ginning Up Hate & the Politics of Xenophobia!  with Muzaffar Chishti , Director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, whose work...
Topics: Trump mass deportations, Trump immigration, Muzaffar Chishti, Trump refugees, Tom Saenz
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Jun 19, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Reverend Barber on the Poor People's Campaign and social change
Topic: Reverend William Barber
American Airlines Mechanics Are Threatening the “Bloodiest, Ugliest Battle” in Labor History   with John Samuelsen, President, Transport Workers Union   Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to strike if a new contract isn’t negotiated, and the union president has declared that employees are prepared for the dispute to erupt. TWU president John Samuelsen confronted American Airlines president Robert Isom and told him that the union was prepared to strike. “I stand here to...
Topics: TWU American Airlines, John Samuelson American Airlines, Transport Workers Union American Airlines
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Jun 10, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Trump’s Mexico tariffs were always about white nationalism, and pose an incendiary threat to an imaginary border crisis, but they may also be about gaining leverage against Mexico and the Democrats seeking modifications in the upcoming USMCA  trade agreement with Laura Carlsen, head of the Center for International Policy’s Americas Project in Mexico City and Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C.  and President of Just Foreign...
Topics: Trump Mexico Tariffs, Trump Central America, Refugees, Mexico Central america Refugees, Lopez...
Will we allow Sudan's military and their allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to crush the peoples movement for democracy?  with Milton Allimadi, Prof. of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and founder of The Black Star News  In scenes redolent of the Arab world's 2011 pro-democracy uprisings, an emboldened grass-roots protest movement had taken root in the heart of Sudan, its center, Khartoum, when the dreaded Janjaweed militia opened fire on the unarmed,...
Topics: Milton Allimdi Sudan, Black Star News, Sudan protests, Sudan military, Omar Hassan al-Bashir Sudan,...
Building Bridges National Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Grand Theft Pentagon: How It Steals from Our Nations Resources to Feed its Monster Wars! Bill Hartung, Director of the Arms & Security Project at the Center for International Policy, Jan R. Weinberg, Show Up! America, & Divest From The War Machine Coalition/CodePink and Christine Lewis, Domestic Workers United discuss how the war economy drains our resources , and ways we can get active to turn it around, such as...
Topics: Bill Hartung, CodePink, military-industrial complex, Move the Money, War and Peace, military budget
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May 20, 2019 produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light, with Ellie Belew novelist and community historian gave me been a wonderful read with High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light, telling the story of...
Topics: Radical Women, Freedom Socialists, High Voltage Women, affirmative action Seattle, Ellie Belew,...
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May 1, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ******************************************   Putting the Movement Back into the Labor Movement with Nelson Lichtenstein is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy. He is a...
Topics: Samantha Winslow, Nelson Lichtenstein, Labor Notes, labor movement, Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes,...
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May 1, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg This is the right time to talk about why we need a new economic system and how to get there. This is the time to talk about and build socialism here and around the world .   To meld practice and theory on this question are Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary, of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (“SAFTU”), founded in 2017, and which is the second largest of the country’s main trade union confederations , with at least 21...
Topics: Zwelinzima Vavi, South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), Gar Alperovitz, Democracy...
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May 1, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!: Special Report from Venezuela on May Day   with William Camacaro, of the NYC Bolivarian Circle reporting from the barrios of Venezuela, where he has brought a delegation of U.S. people to observe the situation on the ground and deliver to the Venezuelan people the message that ‘we the people’ oppose the U.S. Government’s empire aggression and intervention. While Venezuela’s economic...
Topics: Juan Guaido Venezuela, Venezuela coup, Venezueala may day, Venezuela U.S. imperialism, Nicolás...
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Apr 24, 2019 Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building with Joseph Gerson who serves as AFSC’s disarmament coordinator, as director of programs in New England, and as director of the Peace and Economic Security Program. Joseph plays a leading role in building collaborations among...
Topics: nuclear disarmament treaty, nuclear war Trump, nuclear arms race, Joe Gerson AFSC
ICE Terrorizes Immigrant Women Workers, Arresting More Than 280 in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade, Leaving Families and Communities Devastated! with Felix Villalobos, Managing Attorney, RAICES, the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas.   and Maria Yolisma Garcia, President, North Texas Dream Team More than 280, predominantly women, immigrant workers were detained after a workplace raid on an electronics repair company in Texas.  The raid was the largest since Trump took...
Topics: Jeff Halper Israeli elections, ICE workplace raid Texas
RIP Medical Debt! As medical costs rise to unspeakable levels, so does un-payable medical debt, but we can stop the hemorrhaging and save the patient.  with Co-Founder and Director/Education and Outreach RIP Medical Debt Jerry Aston  and comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host John Oliver  Medical debt has destroyed the financial stability of large segments of Americas most vulnerable communities: the sick, the elderly, the poor, and veterans. It also...
Topics: Medical debt, Jerry Aston medical debt, RIP Medical Debt, healthcare, Medicare for all
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., April 1, 2019, 7 - 8 pm EST             **************************** "Let Them Eat Cake" Says Social Services Giant, CAMBA’s $484,000 A Year CEO, Joanne Oplustil, To Workers Who Have To Go On Food Stamps To Take Parental Leave! with striking Camba Legal Service (“CLS”) Workers   Forced to the picket-line and chanting “no contract, no peace, overworked and over stressed - working at...
Topics: Camba Legal Services Union, DC 1707 pre-school teachers protest, Prof. Milton Allimadi, Cyclone...
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Mar 19, 2019 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Its a Matter of Life and Death: Thousands of New York Nurses Take to the Street In Threat of Major Strike Over Horrendous Working Conditions Which Seriously Impedes Patient Care with Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN , NYSNA President, Montefiore Medical Center and  Karine Raymond, RN NYSNA .Second Vice President, Montefiore Medical Center The 42,000 strong members of the New York State Nurses Association have been fighting for safe staffing, to keep hospitals open for care, to stop the Wall Street...
Topics: New York State Nurses Association, NYSNA, Safe Staffing Nurses, Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez NYSNA
It’s a Matter of Life and Death: Thousands of New York Nurses Take to the Street In Threat of Major Strike Over Horrendous Working Conditions Which Seriously Impedes Patient Care with Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN , NYSNA President, Montefiore Medical Center and NYSNA members   The 42,000 strong members of the New York State Nurses Association have been  fighting for  safe staffing, to keep hospitals open for care, to stop the Wall Street attack on their patients, and win healthcare for...
Topics: NYS Nurses Association Safe Staffing, Spectrum strike cooperatives
Spectrum Cable Strikers At Two Year Mark Keep On Keeping On & Are Even Looking Into Forming A Workers' Cooperative To Take Over The Cable Franchise with Troy Walcott, Local 3 IBEW Shop Steward and striking  Spectrum Technician and Ray Reyes, striking Spectrum  technician   Some 1,800 workers represented by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (“IBEW”),  Local 3 struck Charter Spectrum Communications (“Spectrum”) , the company which bought out Time Warner Cable in May...
Topics: Local 3 IBEW, Charter Spectrum union busting, Cuomo Charter Spectrum, de Blasio Charter Spectrum,...
Building Bridges National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash Israel's War Against the Palestinians and It's Exportation of Weapons of Global Pacification with Jeff Halper, is the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He is the author of War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification We the people must break the old taboo on US-Israeli relations and Washington's permanent acquiescence in Israel's illegal...
Topics: Jeff Halper Israel and Palestine, Jeff Halper weapons, Jeff Halper policing
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Daniel Ellsberg responds to the unjust jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning   Daniel Ellsberg, the most important whistle-blower of the 20 th century, whose exposure of government lying and whose courage and sacrifice to reveal that truth to the public worked to end the heinous war in Viet Nam talks about one of the greatest whistle-blowers of the 21 st century, Chelsea Manning who paid dearly for her expose of government lies in Afghanistan, Iraq and torture in Guantanamo and served 7...
Topics: Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, whistleblowers, freedom of the press
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Feb 10, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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“U.S. HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!” .  Maria Luísa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil .  Kevin Zeese, a lawyer and political activist who  currently serves as co-director of Popular Resistance .  Roger Wareham, Secretary General of the International Association Against Torture and member of the December 12 th Movement   " There is a great provocation led by the U.S. empire now in Venezuela. There's no doubt the world that it's  President...
Topics: Venezuela U.S. coup, Maduro coup, Trump Venezuela coup, Venezuela economic sanctions Trump,...
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Feb 10, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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The Politics of Immigration with Jane Guskin and David L. Wilson have been writing since 1990 about immigration, labor, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Their articles have appeared in Truthout, NACLA Report on the Americas, MRZine, The Huffington Post , and other publications. For over twenty years, they co-edited Weekly News Update on the Americas, an English-language bulletin covering grassroots news from Latin America. Guskin also edited a companion publication , Immigration News...
Topics: Politics of Immigration, Jane Guskin and David L. Wilson, Trump immigration, Trump wall,...
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Feb 4, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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No to U.S. Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela!  No to Trump Imbuing Himself with the Power to Decide the Leader of a Sovereign Country!  WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS? with Marc Weisbrot, is co-director with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and is President of Just Foreign Policy, a non-governmental organization dedicated to reforming United States foreign policy. and Kevin Zeese, a lawyer and political activist who has worked on a wide range of issues beginning with ending the...
Topics: Venezuela U.S. coup, Maduro coup, Trump Venezuela coup, Venezuela economic sanctions Trump
We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: Federal Workers Don’t Have To Be The Sacrificial Lambs for Trump’s Political Hijinks to Fund His Wall! with Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32BJ, SEIU   "Almost a million workers are locked out or being forced to work without pay. Others are going to work when our workspace is increasingly unsafe. What is the Labor Movement waiting for? Go back with Fierce Urgency of NOW to talk with your Locals and International unions about ...
Topics: Hector Figueroa government shutdown, Hector Figueroa immigration reform, Trump government shutdown,...
The Revolutionary Martin Luther King: Confronting the Triple Evils of                                                                   Racism, Wealth Inequality, Militarism! Stone monuments and tributes can’t adequately commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King. Genuine recognition of the man requires that we resolve to carry on his legacy of resistance to discrimination, the widening wealth divide, and war.  Amidst terrible...
Topics: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Ruby Sales Rev. King, Dr. Clayborne Carson
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Jan 15, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Gender/Race & Poverty in America:  How the politics of welfare makes us sick and tired of being sick and tired!   Whatever Fannie Lou Hamer was talking about soon became an impassioned plea for a change in the system that exploited the Delta’s African-Americans.  “All my life I’ve been sick and tired,” she shakes her head. “Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 – 1977) who stood tall against the brutality, indignities,...
Topics: Gender poverty, women poverty, race poverty, Felicia Kornbluh poverty, welfare reform
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Jan 11, 2019 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Criminalization of Poverty in America with Professor Peter Edelman, policy maker, and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of poverty, welfare, juvenile justice, and constitutional law...
Topics: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, Peter Edelman, Poverty U.S., Bail bonds
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Oct 1, 2018 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Our Time Is Now! Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre! with members of El Frente Independentista Boricua, former political prisoners Oscar Lpez Rivera, and Alicia & Lucy Rodriquez In accordance with the Puerto Rico crisis, El Frente and affiliated organizations called for the dismantling of the corrupt government in Puerto Rico and the start of the decolonization process in the island. Chanting, our time is NOW! QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO LIBRE! Hundreds marched to the United Nations to ask the United...
Topics: puerto rico independence, puerto rico United Nations, Oscar Lopez Rivera, puerto rico libre
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Oct 1, 2018 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Making of a Democractic Economy Part 2 with Ted Howard, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and Marjorie Kelly, author of "The Divine Right of Capital", and "Owning our Future" have teamed up to...
Topics: Democracy Collaborative, worker cooperatives, Making of a Democratic Economy, Ted Howard, Marjorie...
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Jul 15, 2018 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** Immigrants Are Welcome Here!  Abolish ICE, Stop Deportations, Shut Detention Centers, Close the Camps, Release the Detainees NOW! with immigrant/migrant families and their supporters – the participants in the “Lights for...
Topics: Lights of Liberty, NYC Immigration Rally, Trump Immigration Policy, Trump Refugees, Ravi Ragbar
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Jul 1, 2018 Ken Nash and Mijmi Rosenberg
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report                                 National Edition         Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg                      ****************************************** The Workers'  Advice Center (WAC), A New Unionism Developing in Israel After a Decade of Organizing Palestinian Workers in the West Bank Settlements with Assaf Adiv is National Coordinator of the independent union WAC-Maan . He...
Topics: Workers Advice Center, Assaf Adiv, unions West Bank, Unions Palestine
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Jan 7, 2008 Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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Free John White: A Building Bridges exclusive with the recently convicted John White, attorney Frederick Brewington, Minister Kevin Mohammed, and the Rev. Al Sharpton directly from the mass support rally for John White at the Suffolk County Criminal Court Building(28:17) The right to protect one's home and family is as American as apple pie - or is it when it comes to African-Americas? The recent conviction for manslaughter in Suffolk County of John White, who awoke to find a mob of white...
Topics: civil rights, judicial misconduct, Rev, Al Sharpton, Suffolk County
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., July 4, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** US Celebrates Its Independence Day After Imposing Junta to Rule Puerto Rico with Rafael Bernabe, candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico for the Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (PPT) 2012; professor and director of the Federico de Onís Hispanic Studies Center at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras; economist; and who has published three books including...
Topics: Frederick Douglass July 4, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Gerald Horne, Amereican Revolution...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:06 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Africa: Its Labor News & Views In Focus produced by Radio Workers World Productions, Cape Town, South Africa Building Bridges in collaboration with South African based radio Workers World Productions brings us the issues for and protests of Africaâs laboring class, amidst the global economic crisis. ********** Billionaires For Wealthcare...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** "A Day Without a Woman" For years, International Womenâs Day has gone largely unnoticed or was depoliticized. Most people no longer know that its roots lie in the struggle of women garment workers in the United States â or that a mobilization of women in Russia to oppose World War I in 1917 was the spark for an uprising that led to the overthrow of...
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WBAIâs Radio Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, April 23, 2012, 7- 8 pm EST, over 99.5 FM Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash ******************************** ACT UP N.Y. Commemorates 25th Anniversary By Taking To Wall Street With OWS To End Financial Crimes Against People With Aids & The 99% With Judit Rius Sanjuan, U.S. Manager of the Access Campaign, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Eric Sawyer, founding member ACT UP,...
Topics: ACT UP N.Y., financial transactions tax, aids, Bloomberg education, New York Communities, RWDSU...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Building Bridges, Not Walls! â A Building Bridges Democratic Convention Special With Deborah Burger Co-President, National Nurses United and Larry Hamm, veteran activist, Chairman the Peopleâs Organization for Progress With her selection of Gov. Tim Kaine as her running mate Hillary Clinton reinforced her determination to run a traditional political campaign...
Topics: National Nurses United Bernie Sanders, Nurses Nurses United DNC, Deborah Burger DNC, Larry Hamm...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg 27:57 ******************************************** How To End The Recession with Robert Pollin, Economics Professor, & Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Mass. Co-author, "Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs & Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy The recession is certainly here. The question is how to diminish its length and severity. A...
Topics: Robert Pollin, green economy, economic stimulus, green stimulus, Barack Obama, Allan Ramirez,...
Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., Sept 26, 7 â 8 pm EST ***************************** The Real Deal: we the people, wonât allow our voices to be drowned out by âReality TVâ staged debates that exclude our true concerns - weâll be there to tell it like it is! featuring We the People Amidst the mass mediaâs hoopla promoting of and selling the Clinton/Trump debate, as though it were a heavy weight boxing championship weâll bring you the real...
Topics: rikers island, fight for 15 clinton-trump debate hofstra, close rikers
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** A Building Bridges Special Report On Hurricane Victims in NYC's Coney Island: After The Storm: Coney Islandâs Beleaguered Residents Remind Us That The Real Devastation Is Continuously Drowning In Poverty Coney Islandâs residents wander about amidst the mounds and mounds of sand, pushed blocks back into their streets and homes by Sandy in this oceanfront community....
Topics: Hurricane Sandy, FEMA, disaster relief, Coney Island, hurricane New York City
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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition - 26' Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ****************** As We Demand Justice For Trayvon Martin His Death Reveals A Long-Frayed Racial Nerve With Linn Washington, Professor of Journalism at Temple University and Colin Goddard, shot 4 times at the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and Assistant Director of Federal Legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence The murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, an...
Topics: Linn Washington, Colin Goddard, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, George Zimmerman, Stand...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Building Trades Activists Break Mold in Protest of Trump with Gretchen Newsom, Political Director, IBEW Local 569, San Diego Building Trades activists from Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569 knew they had to do something. âWe couldnât let him come and speak to us and just sit there,â said William Stedham, an executive board member of the local. âIf we...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************* AFL-CIO To Banks: Pay to Create Jobs You Destroyed in the âGreatâ Recession with Dan Pedrotty, Director, Office of Investments, AFL-CIO The AFL-CIO is mounting a national campaign to put America back to work and ensure that the banks, whose reckless acts created the jobs crisis, pay to create the jobs they destroyed, stop fighting financial reform...
Topics: Dan Pedrotty, banks, Wall Street, financial reform, unemployment, infrastructure, jobs program,...
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg *************************** Deadly Assault by Mexican Police on Striking Teachers Leaves 10 Dead, Dozens More Injured and 22 Disappeared. with Laura Carlsen, Americas Program, Center for International Policy There is an urgent situation facing teachers and their union, the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE/SNTE), in Mexico. On June 19, teachers in the town of...
Topics: Oaxaca teachers union, oaxaca teachers police killing, Mexican unions, Laura Carlsen
Building Bridges over WBAI radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 10, 2013, 7 - 8 pm EST streaming @ www.wbai.org smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org & to listen, or download archived shows, http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=bbridges ******************************** Carry it Forward: Celebrate the Children of Resistance with Robert Meeropol, son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and executed in 1953, and founder...
Topics: Robert Meeropol, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Cablevision union, Walmart union
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:06 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times with author Susan Quinn A vivid portrait of the turbulent 1930s and the Roosevelt administration as seen through the WPAâs Federal Theater Project which managed to turn a WPA unemployment program into a platform for some of the most cutting-edge...
Topics: Great Depression, unemployment, WPA, Works Progress Administration, Susan Quinn, Furious...
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Monday, October 6, 2008, 7 â 8 PM EST, over 99.5 FM (58 minutes **************************************** NYC: Financial Disaster Ahead? with James Parrott Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute Author, "The End of Wall Street as We Know It" Employers cut 159,000 jobs in Sept.. It was the biggest monthly decline since 2003 and new evidence of a strengthening recession. The NYC financial industry,...
Topics: economic crisis, New York State economy, Colombia trade unions, Afro-Colombians
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Monday, March 2, 2009, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM 58 minutes **************************************** Economic Aid To Feed Extreme Poverty with Jeffrey Sachs, economist is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon, is founder and co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance, an organization...
Topics: poverty, developing countries, Jeffrey Sachs, Bloomberg unions, union busting
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition 27:57 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** While Capital Says Get Back, The Workers of Guadeloupe-Haiti Said Fight Back! with . Elie Domota, General Secretary, General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) & leader of the general strike there last winter. . Fignolé Saint Cyr, General Secretary,Autonomous Confederation of Haitian Workers (CATH). When the U.S. economy catches a cold...
Topics: Guadeloupe, Haiti, Elie Domota, Fignolé Saint Cyr, unions, health care crisis, Bernie Sanders,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 28 minutes Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Rally at NY City Hall Fights for Paid Sick Leave Now Whether itâs the swine flu or another illness, workers shouldnât have to go without their pay, risk retaliation or even losing their jobs when they are sick or need to take care of a sick child. But thatâs the situation for 1.8 million NYC workers and itâs not just unfair for them,...
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** The Poor Peopleâs Campaign Is Picking Up Steam with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber president of Repairers of the Breach. An author, preacher, and professor, he is chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement and The Poor Peoples Campaign and Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in...
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Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., June 18, 7 -8 pm EST ================================ The Poor Peopleâs Campaign Is Picking Up Steam with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber president of Repairers of the Breach. An author, preacher, and professor, he is chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement and The Poor Peoples Campaign and Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., who...
Topics: The Heritage: Black Athletes Howard Bryant, Poor Peoples's Campaign Rev. Graylan Hagler, Rev....
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ****************************************** Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security with Todd Miller, who for the past fifteen years has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. He did the brunt of this work in...
Topics: Border Patrol Nation, Homeland Security, THE BORDER WALL, Todd Miller, border enforcement
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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition - 27:57 Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg ************************************** Joining Honduran President Zelaya In Brazilian Embassy with Andres Conteris, Director, Program on the Americas, Nonviolence International, in the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras where Pres. Zelaya has taken refuge and Tim Russo, Correspondent, Free Speech Radio News, has been reporting live from Tegucigalpa, Honduras since the return of Pres....
Topics: Honduras, President Zelaya, Andres Conteris, Tim Russo, Stella D'Oro, Lance Inc., Goldman Sachs,...